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Astronomical enthusiast handmade telescope for years

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2020-12-11 17:07:06Ecns.cn Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

Astronomy fan Yan Mingzhe shows his self-made Newtonian telescope. (Photo provided to China News Service)

(ECNS) -- Astronomy fan Yan Mingzhe hails from Anhai Town, Jinjiang City, Fujian Province. He managed to create a Newtonian telescope all by himself.

He polished two large-diameter lenses and a star-tracking device.

One of the lenses is 400 millimeters in diameter, the other, 500 millimeters.

"Few Chinese astronomy enthusiasts can grind such a large lens by themselves, and few can build a matching "tracking system", while even fewer can learn to make both," he said.

Yan became interested in astronomy when he was a junior high school student. Now, he can produce one lens in one or two months. 

He has captured a clear image of Sinus Iridum, lunar craters, and sunspots using his self-made telescope over the past six years.

Astronomy fan Yan Mingzhe shows the lenses he has made by himself. (Photo provided to China News Service)

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